While I was pondering what to make for the children this morning for breakfast on Saturday, I noticed that I had a few bananas that were well on their way to gross, so I thought about making some banana bread, but my usual recipe takes a little over an hour to bake, and that’s not including prep time. I was already hearing the “Mommy, I’m huunnnngggrrryyyy” whines, so I knew that wouldn’t work. I decided to convert the recipe to a muffin so that the cook time would be considerably shortened. When I opened the fridge to get out the eggs and yogurt, I realized that I still had some pumpkin puree leftover from when I made a pie last week. On the spur of the moment, I decided to experiment and what follows is the result.
Mmmmm…..Pumpkin Banana Muffins. Yum. These turned out so moist and great, that even Hubs ate them (THREE of them) and he is generally NOT a muffin man.Want to make some of your very own?
- 3-3 1/2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- pumpkin puree (about the equivalent of one can…or you can just buy a can!)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease your muffin pan.
I threw the bananas, pumpkin puree, eggs, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and the applesauce into my food processor and turned it on low just until it was all combined.
Then I put all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and whisked it all together.
Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. I use an ice cream scoop to equally distribute the batter to the 12 compartments of the muffin tin. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until done.
Hubs suggested that next time I throw in some walnuts or maybe make a streusel to go on top, but I think these were perfect the way they were! Mmmmm…. A great way to use up the fall harvest!
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